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Welcome to the ASCC

The Australian Sailing and Cruising Club is a club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their friends in Sydney and across Australia. We welcome boats and boaters of all types – sail, power, dinghy, windsurf, kite, kayak – if it floats, you’re welcome to join in!

The Club is based in Sydney and organises regular events during the year both on the water and the land – guests and visitors to Sydney are welcome – you don’t have to own a boat to be a member.

Our Social meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Trovata Restuarant (76 Stanley St, East Sydney, 1st floor). All are welcome.

Note also, that is the weather is good on other weekends, there is a decent chance that some member’s will be taking their boats out for an “unofficial” event, usually planned last minute, once forecasts are available.

General Meeting, Tue 17th March

Our (mostly) regular six-monthly GM/AGM has come along, so the social meeting for this month will be preceded by the GM.

The GM will commence at 7:30pm, in the usual upstairs room of Trovata, 76 Stanley St, East Sydney.

At this point there are no specific issues from the committee, so the agenda will consist of

  • reports from the committee
  • any general business from the floor

which hopefully means we can then continue with the usual social side of the evening.

All are welcome, please come along.

Annual Regatta details (postponed to Sunday 19th April)

Our Annual regatta is coming up – our first choice of date in the middle of Mardi Gras season turned out to be terrible for members, so we have postponed to the weekend before ANZAC Day. The Elliot 7s we race on are fantastic fun to sail. The boats will be available for a practice sail on the evening of Friday 17th April for the very reasonable price of $66 per boat (each skipper will have to sign to accept the $600 insurance excess.. so don’t prang the boats!). We have access to the boats for play / practice on some Fridays before that too (discuss with Neil)

All the details (Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, entry form and online payment are finally up HERE.

If you have any questions, please call Neil on 04 1115 1195 or commodore@ascc.org.au (keeping in mind that annoying four-letter interruption known as “work”). If you are a skipper who needs crew or a crew looking for a skipper, we can hopefully put you in touch with each other. Experience will definitely improve your chances of winning, but getting the boats up to exhilarating speeds on the harbour is pretty easy, and with asymmetric spinnakers you don’t even have to manage poles.

2014 Xmas social meeting

Hi all, don’t forget our Christmas social meeting will be at the Lord Roberts Hotel on Tuesday 9th December (as the usual 3rd Tuesday is a bit close to the actual day). We have some lovely platters organised, so come along and enjoy catching up with old friends (and maybe settle with former enemies ?), meeting new friends, while pondering which silly idea you think might make as a good New Year’s (lack of) Resolution for next year.

$10/head, 64 Stanley Street, Sydney (not far from Crown St and William St). An easy walk or bus from the city. Hopefully the weather is good, so we can have the event outdoors on the 1st-floor deck, otherwise we retreat a little (being fair-weather sailors)